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Mariana Gonzalez

7th Grade   Room: Office
Phone:  (510) 793-9090 x58180 
Hours: 8:00am-3:00pm

Mark Banez
8th Grade  Room 38
Phone: (510)793-9090 x58038
Hours: 8:00am-3:00pm   

Suzanne Ayriss,
Special Programs
Transition Counselor
 Room 45
Phone: (510)793-9090 x58520
Google Voice: 510-457-1286
Hours: 12:00pm-3:30pm

Counselors at Thornton


Your counselors at Thornton Junior High School welcome you to their Counseling Website. We are here to support students with any academic, career, personal, social and emotional concerns. Our goal is to assist students by helping them grow in a safe school environment where all can learn and experience success.

Some of the services offered include individual and group counseling, conflict resolution, crisis intervention, and family support. Our counseling department works with families by processing counseling referrals, providing resources, and much more. As your counselors, we also deliver lessons and activities around important topics to bring student awareness. Social-Emotional Lessons (SEL) such as Second Step is a new addition to our school this year and your counseling team will be exposing students to valuable lessons from this amazing program! 

Students can make an appointment with their designated counselor through email, or by filling out a Counselor Request Form available in the office or library.  Parents/guardians, please feel free to contact your student's  counselor through email or by calling the school's main phone number and dialing the counselor's extension. 

Mrs. Gonzalez, Mr. Banez, and Ms. Ayriss look forward to an amazing school year supporting students and families.